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Monday, January 27, 2014

Why I'm Not Watching the State of the Union Address

Why watch something as predictable as the State of the Union Address? It is an exercise in frustration. We didn't break our government, and -- the way things are now -- common citizens have very little hope of fixing the colluded, corrupt mess that our leaders have marched us into.

First, there will be a huge plug for ObamaCare that will be centered in our liberal government's alternate reality of denial and vacuous affirmation. If I want that, I will listen to Louise Hay or Tony Robbins. At least some of those affirmations are true and centered in the real world. Obama will talk about cheap birth control, access to abortions and not going bankrupt because of a serious illness. For your average secular citizen, this may seem promotable. But for Christians, some cannot promote birth control and most cannot sanction abortion. This is driving companies out of business (can you say, "Hob-by Lob-by," please) and, if the Supreme Court rules against their challenge, the Little Sisters of Charity may have to offer abortion services and birth control medications to their celibate members.

Next, Obama will tout immigration reform. For the Dems, immigration reform consists of unabated amnesty overloading our government's medical, welfare and housing-assistance programs to name a few. This will bankrupt us. While I am definitely an advocate of legal immigration and extending a compassionate open hand to non-citizens who are willing to work through their way through our current immigration process, I also believe that unrestrained immigration is a liberal manipulation device that will ruin our conservative social and religious freedoms. We do not want to become a one-party society.

The third thrust of Obama's speech will  be about other ear ticklers, like clean-coal and wind-farm technology -- even though Obama has all but obliterated the coal industry in the United States. He will talk about how we are going to be completely out of the Middle East by the end of his term in office -- and maybe even by the end of the year. Obama won't talk about how his politically-driven Middle East policy is leaving our interests here and abroad at the hands of malevolent groups who have hijacked Islam and wish us to become their brand of Islam or perish. Obama has not the courage to stand up to terrorism nor to the terrorists who are slaughtering peaceful, law-abiding Christians in the Middle East and those who want to obliterate our ally, Israel. In fact, in Syria, our government has been giving Islamic rebels some of the weapons they are using for the mass-murder of Middle Eastern Christians.

After all this, Obama may launch into a soliloquy on divisive government (he's referring to conservatives who refuse to rubber stamp his policies) and drive home his latest expose on how he plans to leave Congress in the dust, hop on over the Constitution in-total and sign lots of executive orders for bringing forth the "fundamental change" he wants to be remembered for.

As for me, when the State of the Union Address airs tomorrow, I'm going to tune in to The Shahs of Sunset and then to Fox News. That way I can be entertained, informed and go to bed happy.

Friday, January 24, 2014

White House Blog-Wash

Valerie Jarrett                                                                           

First I was annoyed that I was on the mailing list of the White House Blog. Second, I was displeased that today’s blog entry was from Valerie Jarrett. Third, I decided to read what Ms. Jarrett had to say, and – as I suspected – it was framed for the average Fifth Grader, discussing the Obama team’s conversations with “the American public about what they hope to hear in the President's address next Tuesday.”

There were photos of Valerie Jarrett sitting at her desk, Valerie Jarrett meeting with her team, Valerie Jarrett moderating a panel and – a much younger – Valerie Jarrett posing with the Obamas.

Caveat:  They don’t call Valerie Jarrett “Rasputin” for nothing.



Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Golden Door

Last night on the news, I heard New York Governor Cuomo telling conservatives, pro-lifers and other non-liberal groups that they are not welcome in New York State anymore. Then, at the commercial break, an advertisement aired enticing out-of-state business owners to move their operations to New York's tax-free zones designated precisely for this purpose. Evidently, New York is willing to accept our money -- just not us. 


"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" *

Even though there are numerical quotas on who can emigrate to America at any given time, our country still honors and welcomes legal immigration for those aliens willing to play by our rules. But when did state governors assume that it was acceptable to tell groups of American citizens that they are not welcome within a state's borders? What do they want us to do? Live on Conservative Reservations? And if so, where? Maybe a state or two will lift lamps beside their golden doors and welcome us in.

It is a dark, dark day when American citizens are not welcome within one of their own United States.

Sadly, that day is now upon us.

*"The New Colossus" is a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–87), written in 1883. In 1903, the poem was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Liberals Can Change -- I Did

I used to be a card-carrying liberal. In fact, as a young woman, I even worked on the McGovern Campaign. But, for the life of me, I can honesty tell you that I do not know why. I guess that I hadn’t really taken a long, hard look at politics that were opposed to liberal thinking.

When I married and had children, though, I began viewing the world through the lenses of motherhood and the mind-set of a mother tiger protecting her young.
The thought of pedophiles then automatically activated my antennae -- as did bullies, incompetent teachers, abusive athletic coaches and child safety laws. On the day that a new elementary school opened in our neighborhood, I narrowly missed running over a child who had darted into traffic. Now I can be found in that town’s local cable T.V. annals chastising our city council on their failure to hire crossing guards and install traffic lights and stop signs. Do you know that, as a result of my city-council shriek, they found a way to get those stop signs, traffic lights and crossing guards and they there still up-and-functioning some 25 years later?

People must take a stand.
Now I am a conservative in all things. I hate big government; ObamaCare; Obama;  and the rest of our lying, cheating liberal elected officials. Our country is slipping away from us. I am seriously concerned that one day we will wake up to find that we are living in the United States of Obama.

We must do what we can to bring our country back to rational conservative laws and government.
Comrades unite!

Wendy Davis Embellishes her Timeline and Life Story

Wendy Davis, Texas candidate for governor, seems to have used "creative recollection" in recounting her life facts for the media. Wanting to be seen as a "self-made," hard-working legislator who was married and divorced with a child by the age of 19, Wendy fudged on the timeline a bit. In reality, Wendy was 21 -- not 19, which is a little less remarkable than originally stated. Her time of living in a "trailer" supporting herself and her child was all of three months.

Wendy's life got easier when she married her second husband, attorney Jeff Davis, and her life became more financially viable than the one in the story she painted of helping to support her family from the age of 14. I am sure that Wendy's second husband helped out significantly.

In fact, it is reported that Wendy's husband Jeff Davis won parental custody of his daughters with Wendy when they divorced in 2005, and Wendy was ordered to pay child support on both.

My beef with Wendy Davis is her support of late-term abortion. I cannot support a candidate who purports the legality and twisted morality of painfully killing fully-formed babies in utero and then delivering their dead bodies.


My hope is that Abortion Barbie will change her pro-late-term-abortion stance and become a pro-life candidate instead. This, I think, would be a better choice.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Inaccurate Figures No Surprise

A recent congressional hearing revealed that the Obama Administration is unsure of who has actually paid to enroll in Obamacare because the functionality for collecting this type of information has not been built yet. Comparing this to purchasing something on Amazon, this means that citizens may have placed their new Obamacare plan in the cart but have not actually paid for it yet.

According to the Administration, 2 million people enrolled through healthcare exchanges from October 30th - December 28th of this year. However, they are not considered covered until they pay their first premium.

So the figures that we have been given by our government on how many people have enrolled in Obamacare to date are completely inaccurate. All of the enrollment data provided to insurers has been inaccurate and incomplete, also.

Do you get the feeling that maybe it is so bad that they are just not telling us? This is very suspect. It is inconceivable to me that the Administration considers the ObamaCare disaster nothing more than a "glitch." A disaster is not a "glitch." No system for collecting data? That is a disaster.

I hear that there is a bailout in the works for the insurance companies. It has been suggested that the House introduce a provision to Obamacare axing the bailout provision of the bill.

It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out.

Thoughts anyone?

Friday, January 17, 2014

More Rosy Rhetoric

The government is still looking at your phone messages, calls, emails
text messages and other personal information.

This is kind of like:  "If you like your privacy, you can keep it."

Just "Rosy Rhetoric," says Rand Paul about President Obama's speech today on government surveillance:

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Why Can't We Prosecute?

The administration has lied to us about keeping our own doctors and health plan. They have lied to us on the success of Obamacare enrollment and engaged in deceptive number crunching to convince us that people are actually signing up for it. The administration via the IRS targeted conservative and Jewish groups prior to the 2012 election. They supposedly investigated the allegations and – yet – have decided that there was no criminal action to prosecute. So now conservatives are pressing for an investigation of the investigators.

Then comes the cluster-scandal of Benghazi. The President sent out Susan Rice to dupe us into believing that the violence at the embassy on September 11, 2012 was a “spontaneous” demonstration resulting from a “despicable” film denigrating Islam. President Obama’s staff still has not informed us of what he was doing on the night of the Benghazi attack. Hillary Clinton “disappears” and isn’t even interviewed in the original Benghazi investigation. When she is finally interviewed, she blasts us with her famous “What difference does it make,” diatribe. State Department workers were supposedly disciplined when – in reality – they were just shifted into different job positions at the State Department. It took the Administration over a year to name Ansar al Shawari a terrorist group. It took over a year to learn “officially” that several al Qaeda linked groups were involved in the Benghazi attack.

It goes on and on and on – the never-ending list of bullying, obfuscating, lying, shifting blame and ducking -- with zero consequences attached. What about Solyndra and Lisa Jackson and Fast-and-Furious and voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers? What about Biden’s bullying of the press and the IRS and Obama’s abuse of executive power and the $2 million payment to David Axelrod for work performed in his alternate universe? Why were government employees in Benghazi demoted and harassed for telling the truth about what happened? What is going to happen with Iraq and Afghanistan? Did our brave soldiers die in vain? Why can't we hear from the Benghazi survivors?

Why can’t we prosecute this administration?



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Benghazi Attack Determined Preventable

A comprehensive bipartisan report released by the Senate has declared that individuals associated with Al Qaeda groups were involved in the attack on Benghazi on September 11, 2012. This is contrary to recent claims that Al Qaeda was not a factor in the attack.

The Obama Administration went on record initially claiming that the attack had sprung out of a protest to a film denigrating Islam. While the report does not implicate the Al Qaeda core that is conducting its operations out of Pakistan, it does blame  some of the most influential Al Qaeda branches, including Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

The report says the following:

“Individuals affiliated with terrorist groups, including AQIM, Ansar al-Sharia, AQAP, and the Mohammad Jamal Network, participated in the September 11, 2012, attacks."

The militant Ansar al-Sharia was, separately, labeled by the State Department as a terror group last week, in part, over its alleged involvement in the Benghazi strike.

The most striking aspect of the report is its claim that the attack on Benghazi was preventable, that the administration failed to heed "ample warnings" of a pending attack and that U.S. personnel in eastern Libya were at risk. Included in the report was an August 16, 2012, cable from Ambassador Chris Stevens raising concerns about security.


Why did it take a year to name Ansar al-Sharia as a terror group? Why was adequate security not provided to our diplomats? Why were the warnings unheeded? Why were we in Benghazi in the first place?

Our President and his most senior advisors were notified of the attack almost in real time. Why was the order for reinforcements cancelled? Why are the Benghazi survivors being kept from coming forward and telling the truth? Why was the "film" rhetoric promoted? Why did Obama persist in his "Al Qaeda is on the run. . ." rhetoric during his campaign for re-election?

Doesn't anyone want to know?


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Weakness Perceived

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tweeted that the U.S. plus other world powers have "surrendered" to Tehran in their new nuclear deal.

He is quoted as saying:

"Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will."

Is Iran's president just blustering, or is perception of the U.S. and allied nations on a downward spiral internationally?